The Aga Khan Museum presents its first exhibition in London, England — Seeing Through Babel, by acclaimed artist Kevork Mourad, presented in partnership with the Ismaili Centre, London, from June 21 to August 15, 2019.
Seeing Through Babel explores the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, using visual imagery as a means to connect people across language divides, while speaking to the value of diversity and the necessity of art.
The exhibition, which officially opens July 1, offers an opportunity to watch Mourad create his new six-meter piece from June 21 to 30. The completed work will then be displayed from July 1 to August 15.
This practice of inviting the public to witness the making of his artwork has become integral to Mourad’s process. In February, 2019, while in residence at the Aga Khan Museum, Mourad invited visitors to watch as he created his largest work yet — an immersive, multi-layered piece called Memories of the Stones, which is now on display in our atrium.
The Aga Khan Museum Shop will also be in London at the Ismaili Centre, hosting a new pop-up store during the run of the exhibition (June 21 to August 15). Take home fine jewellery, fashion, gifts, and other treasures inspired by the Museum’s collection.
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